Cape Wind News

Cape Wind is dealt a setback

Governor Mitt Romney, an opponent of the wind farm proposed for Nantucket Sound, would gain the authority to kill the controversial project under a tentative agreement reached yesterday in the US Senate.

After days of closed-door talks, members of Congress agreed on a measure that would grant the governor or his successor the right to block the wind farm proposed by Cape Wind Associates, Senate aides said. The break came yesterday when US Senator Gordon H.

Statements of Senators Domenici and Bingaman Opposing (anti-renewable energy) Amendments

Public Statements of Senate Energy Committee Chairman Pete V. Domenici (R-NM) and Senate Energy Committee Ranking Member Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) Opposing Amendments Offered to the Coast Guard Conference Bill that would Thwart Offshore Renewable Energy Development in the United States.

Below please find a statement from Senate Energy & Natural Resources Chairman Pete V.

Senators denounce bid to block wind farm

The chairman of the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Pete V. Domenici, a New Mexico Republican, and the committee's ranking Democrat, Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico, both spoke out against an amendment that could kill the wind farm proposed for Nantucket Sound.

Cape Wind worries veto could spell doom

Fearing a closed-door deal on Capitol Hill may doom his offshore wind farm as soon as this week, the developer of the Nantucket Sound wind farm yesterday tried to drag the debate back into the public eye.

...While congressional leaders seemingly backed away from language that would ban turbines within 1½ miles of shipping lanes, a compromise deal floated by U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, targets the Cape Wind project specifically, according to numerous sources.

Read the story in the Cape Cod Times

Audubon review supports wind farm

The Massachusetts Audubon Society gave its preliminary blessing yesterday to a large-scale wind power project off Cape Cod, saying its studies show that turbine blades are not likely to cause significant harm to birds, as the group had once feared.

Support from the environmental group, one of the most respected in the state, is important because the threat to birds has emerged as a controversial aspect of the five-year-old proposal to turn stiff sea breezes into a source of electricity.

Fox News: Hannity & Colmes

Jim Gordon, President of Cape Wind, appeared on the Fox news television show Hannity and Colmes on March 6, 2006.  You can view the segment by going to www.foxnews.com/hannityandcolmes and scrolling down to the box that says "Cape Wind vs. RFK. Jr." on the right.

Koch's lobbyists could derail Cape Wind

As federal lawmakers prepare to vote on legislation that could doom the Nantucket Sound wind farm, plenty of eyes are watching closely.

Take, for instance, Bill Koch, the Osterville billionaire and wind farm opponent whose company paid a lobbying firm $60,000 last year to influence, in part, the Coast Guard bill that could kill the wind farm, according to recent lobbying reports.

Koch, 65, is also co-chairman of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, the well-financed group leading opposition to the project.